Curry roasted butternut squash and apple dip is a delicious coming together of two seasonal fruits and vegetables. Perfect for fall entertaining and served at room temperature with baked pita chips, roasted veggies or crackers.
I couldn’t let apple season go by without using my favorite honeycrisp apples in another recipe. They are perfectly sweet to snack on and in dessert dishes, but have you tried roasting them? They get a lovely caramelization (that made it hard for me to not eat them all). I’ve used them in apple and blackberry crumble and homemade hot apple cider as well as apple ketchup that was used on and in pork, apple and sage meatloaf.
Butternut squash is also perfect roasted for the same caramelization and along with roasted onions, I sprinkled them with curry powder for an extra boost of flavor. Once all the vegetables are sweet and tender, they are blended with cannelini beans and coconut milk to make the dip creamy and silky.
This dip also happens to be gluten-free and vegan friendly. You can feel comfortable serving it to any of your friends and family, regardless of their dietary needs.
I just thought of two more serving suggestions for this dish. It would make a delicious side dish for holiday meals. Or, keep it in an airtight container in the fridge and it makes for a handy, quick snack. It’s portable too so take some to the office. Share it with your friends and maybe they will want the recipe.
- 1 butternut squash peeled and diced into 1 inch cubes to yield 3 cups 2 pounds
- 2 pounds sweet red apples peeled and cut into 1 inch cubes
- 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
- 3/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 1 teaspoon mild curry powder
- 1 cup cannellini beans
- 1/2 cup lite coconut milk
Preheat oven to 425° F.
Spread the butternut squash and apples onto a onto a baking sheet.
Drizzle with oil, salt, pepper and curry powder and mix well.
Roast for 20 minutes until the squash is tender. Remove from the oven and allow to cool for 10 minutes.
Add the butternut squash, apples and beans to a food processor. Pulse until they are chopped.
With the processor running, drizzle in the coconut milk until the mix is smooth.